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How can I upload a high quality video to YouTube?

I have a 1080p video in format of MP4 and I want to upload it to YouTube with its original resolution, so I don't want YouTube to reduce its resolution to 360p. How can I do it?

Do I have to convert the MP4 to something else and then upload?

Edit:
When I upload the video, YouTube doesn't store its original size, and doesn't give an option to choose resolution; it really resizes the video and make it 360p. (So the user cannot choose other than 360p).
Is my video upload settings may be the reason for this?

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When you upload a video to YouTube, it converts your video to allow to the user to choose the resolution. The original resolution will still be available. Example: If you upload a 1080p video, the user will have 144p, 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p and 1080p to choose.

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If you want to have only 1080p available to watch, i don't know how to do it, and it wouldn't be a good thing, because users with slow connections are going to stop watching the video in the beginning. Watching video with interruptions sucks –  user76290 Aug 22 at 19:27
    
But my problem is this. When I upload the video, YouTube doesn't store its original size, and doesn't give an option to choose resolution; it really resizes the video and make it 360p :( (So the user cannot choose other than 360p). –  hqtunes.com Aug 23 at 5:00
    
Is my video upload settings may be the reason for this? –  hqtunes.com Aug 23 at 5:10
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Try to convert the video using Handbrake, optimising it to web. Thats strange, because i upload 720p mp4 vids to youtube and they work perfectly on youtube –  user76290 Aug 23 at 21:09
    
Are you sure the 1080p is unavailable? Maybe it's just not picking that playback resolution because, e.g. you didn't select it in the player or your bandwidth is too low. –  Jerry101 Aug 23 at 21:13

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